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question on free trial games

by gwingee / July 24, 2010 9:19 AM PDT

I download a free trial for 1 hr of play to see if I want to buy a game...after the one..the ones I do not can I make sure to delete all traces of the game from my pc?????

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I think the only sure way is
by Steven Haninger / July 24, 2010 10:28 AM PDT

to completely wipe the drive and reinstall the system from scratch. Some limited use software will leave hidden records of its having been installed. I suspect the methods used aren't for public knowledge and anyone here who knows how would be breaking forum rules to let such be known.

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not sure what you are saying
by gwingee / July 24, 2010 1:00 PM PDT

but I heard CC Cleaner may help??????

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Every game will be different and the developer
by Steven Haninger / July 24, 2010 7:48 PM PDT

will determine any method of preventing use after the expiration period. So, there's no utility that knows what to do in all cases. Anything left behind after normal uninstall processes (which might include you're needing to manually remove folders and files as well) won't be of significance and should not affect your machine's performance..unless you've possibly downloaded some rogue application, of course. Developers who offer free trials know that people will try to just uninstall and then reinstall software to gain additional time and will write code to thwart this sort of activity. There are other ways of software testing that allow you to do as you wish, however. One would be to use another machine dedicated to that activity and the other would be to image your system prior to any new software installation and then restore that image later. This isn't without risk, however. Good luck.

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completely removing free trials
by Brechan / July 25, 2010 5:00 PM PDT
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Removing trial games
by morninglory / July 31, 2010 7:51 AM PDT

I agree, Revo is the best I have used to uninstall just about everything that I want gone from my computer. I haven't had any problems completely removing trial games (and I do like the trials). I haven't tried to completely wipe my hard drive since I think Revo does such a good job. The version I use is the free one.

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by stangram / July 30, 2010 11:54 AM PDT

Just go to 'Search' and put in key words, pieces of the game may show up there....stangram

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Deleting trial software
by Fi0S-Dave / July 30, 2010 12:03 PM PDT

The two best ways are:

1.Completely backup system.
2. Install software.
3. Restore system.


1. Load software into a Virtual Machine.
2. Close Virtual Machine.

This should delete ALL traces of the program.


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by Dango517 / July 30, 2010 4:14 PM PDT

has risks but will remove all functioning components at least till you try to install it again. LOL

Those left overs are to block you from using it again. Remember that agreement you clicked that usually says ........ one copy, nontransferable.

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